Volume : VII, Issue : X, October - 2018

Study of psychological quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis : A prospective observational study in a tertiary care hospital.

Dr Shahbaz Khan

Abstract :

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease the principal hallmark of which is symmetric polyarthritis with main involvement of the small joints in hands and feet.In this prospective  studya total of 110 patients were taken and various parameters were correlated with psychological quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.Major advances have been made in drug treatments. However, RA is still a poorly predictable disease and treatment responses tend to be variable. From the patients´ perspective, even from the early phases of disease, RA is a potentially debilitating disease causing persistent pain, depression or other psychosocial distress, poor physical function, reduced quality of life (QoL) and increased medical and social costs.

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DR SHAHBAZ KHAN, Study of psychological quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis : A prospective observational study in a tertiary care hospital., GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-7 | Issue-10 | October-2018


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